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Mondo Ponds Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

0.9 mile 1.5 kilometer loop
100% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 22' 7 m
Descent: -22' -7 m
High: 75' 23 m
Low: 62' 19 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 5% (3°)

Dogs

No Dogs
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Trail shared by Stephanie Vargas

Enjoy this short and easy loop trail while taking in the views of ducks swimming in Mondo Ponds.

Stephanie Vargas

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · Wildflowers · Wildlife

There is trail access from the school parking lot but they do lot allow parking at the school lot during school hours. There is another small parking lot off of Naugatuck Avenue with room for 5 or 6 cars.

The trail is for running only—no biking or motorized vehicles.

Runner Notes

The trail is mostly compact soil with tree roots throughout the trail. There is one muddy spot but there is a small trail that avoids it.

Description

I went during the week so I parked at the lot off of Naugatuck Avenue. It's a small parking lot and I'd say only 5 or 6 cars would fit at any given time. I took the trail westward and followed the trail loop around the smaller pond and back around the large pond. There is a trail that runs between the two ponds if you want a shorter trail. I saw lots of little birds and plenty of ducks in the ponds were swimming, taking off and landing in the water.

The trail is not marked or blazed but the trail is easy to follow. The trail is mostly compact soil with tree roots throughout the trail. There was one muddy spot where my sneakers got soaked but there is a way around it. One smaller section has gravel. Mondo Ponds is a nature preserve and they do not allow dogs but I did see a few owners bring their dogs on trail.

Flora & Fauna

You'll see birds, ducks, waterfowl near the ponds. There are fish in the pond and fishing from the shore is permitted. Butterflies, dragonflies can also be seen. There are some coniferous trees on the western side of the large pond.

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Land Manager: City of Milford, CT

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